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Has on and off abdominal pain and metallic taste in mouth. Cause?

My grandmother was having pain that comes and goes in her lower right abdomen . She though maybe a hernia because it feels like pulling but when pain comes it is severe. When the pain is present she has a metallic taste in her mouth. Her doctor ruled out hernia with a sonogram. He seemed not concerned, but it has been persistant and going on for about 7 weeks. What other things could it be that we need to rule out? Thank you for your help
Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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hello

There many causes of pain in abdomen. In grandmothers case it could be following:
1.Constipation
2.Kidney/ ureteric Infection or stone
3. Colon cancer - occurs in elderly patients and manifests as constipation or change in bowel habits, chronic abdominal pains, and remarkable weight loss.
4.Pelvic inflammatory disease
5.Inflammatory bowel disease -a chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract,
6. intestinal ischemia , diverticulitis
7.Medication reaction or side-effect

These causes can be ruled out by stool examination, imaging and certain blood test

I hope this will help

Best wishes
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Has on and off abdominal pain and metallic taste in mouth. Cause?

hello There many causes of pain in abdomen. In grandmothers case it could be following: 1.Constipation 2.Kidney/ ureteric Infection or stone 3. Colon cancer - occurs in elderly patients and manifests as constipation or change in bowel habits, chronic abdominal pains, and remarkable weight loss. 4.Pelvic inflammatory disease 5.Inflammatory bowel disease -a chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract, 6. intestinal ischemia , diverticulitis 7.Medication reaction or side-effect These causes can be ruled out by stool examination, imaging and certain blood test I hope this will help Best wishes